April is National Poetry Month. It is a fitting time to debut my new monthly newsletter, “The No Wasted Ink Newsletter & Ramblecast”. The newsletter will feature an essay on various writing tip advice, debut my scifaiku poem of the month that will later appear on my instagram, and give my upcoming appearances, journal clips, and podcast guest hosting listings. The “Ramblecast” voiceover features a reading of my musing of the month, the essay, and the scifaiku poem. It is narrated by the poet, Wendy Van Camp.
Part of the reason I moved to substack is I can combine a voiceover of the newsletter to be sent along with the text. I also find the substack interface to be much easier to use than my previous hosting service. I’ve been meaning to put out a newsletter for quite some time. I hope everyone enjoys this one.
I will note that while I am the Poet Laureate of the City of Anaheim, CA, this newsletter is my personal offering and all views expressed in the text and on the ramblecast are my own.
I had the pleasure of appearing as a panelist on a new video podcast series for writers by YouTuber and author Andy Peloquin. My episode is entitled: How to Write a Good Book Review.
For around 30 minutes, three of us discuss writing reviews for blogs, what constitutes a good review on Amazon for authors and other writery goodness. I hope you’ll stop by and subscribe to this new series on YouTube.
Writers need a platform to reach their audience. Don’t know where to begin? Podcast #6 of the CHWG Podcast with Wendy Van Camp discusses it. Plus Scifaiku (Science Fiction Haiku). Hosted by J Bryan Jones. Available on YouTube, iTunes, and CHWritersGroup.org now!
On January 7, 2015, I was interviewed by Sally Ember, Ed.D. on her YouTube video series entitled CHANGES. This is an hour long freeform conversation between authors and the host that range on a variety of subjects. Our conversation was about science fiction books, literary conventions, steampunk as a genre and a little about myself as an artisan jeweler and author.
I hope you will join me on CHANGES and enjoy the program.